Question time: The Future of Local Authority Pension Funds

April, 2015 Print



British Medical Association House, Tavistock Square, London
2.00pm. Wednesday, 15th April, 2015

In April 2014, LAPF Investments magazine hosted a half-day seminar on the future of London Borough Pension Funds. Now, one year on, we are hosting a follow-up event to examine developments in the sector during the year. Throughout the seminar, we will look at cost effective investing for the LGPS, progress of the London CIV and other collaborative efforts as local authorities seek to address government concerns over costs, and we see how the wider investment community is responding to those concerns.

Chair of the seminar will again be Eric Lambert (Independent Adviser to five LGPS funds). Hugh Grover (London Councils) will provide an update on the progress with the London CIV, and a number of LGPS panellists will offer their insight and thoughts on the likely direction of the sector. Featuring presentations and panel sessions in a “Question Time” format, the seminar is an ideal opportunity for delegates to assess the impact of efficiency initiatives on investments and operations through the question and answer format. Each delegate place is equipped with an interactive voting system and personal microphone, which enables you to participate in what is sure to be a lively debate.

The seminar will consist of two sessions, each opened by a leading industry figure.

The Future of Local Authority Pension Funds agenda
Chairman Eric Lambert, Independent Investment Adviser


14:00 – 14:10
Opening Remarks from Eric Lambert

14:10 – 14:30
An update on the London LGPS CIV
Presentation by Hugh Grover, Programme Director London LGPS CIV, London Councils

14:30 – 15:30
(Theme to start the session: LGPS collaboration)
Question Time – Panellists: Eric Lambert, Hugh Grover, George Graham (Director, Lancashire Pension Fund), Andrien Meyers (Treasury and Pensions Manager, Lambeth), Linda Selman (Partner & Head of LGPS Investments, Hymans Robertson)

15:30 – 16:00

16:00 – 16:20
Reform in the LGPS sector, the legal context within which funds can operate and a review of the consultation process
Presentation by Jeff Houston, Head of Pensions, Local Government Association

16:20 – 17:30
(theme to start the session: active Vs passive)
Question time – Panellists: Eric Lambert, Jeff Houston, Geoff Dobson (Director of Resource Management, Suffolk), John Raisin (Independent Adviser), David Schofield (President, INTECH International), Phil Triggs (Strategic Finance Manager – Pension Fund and Treasury, Surrey)

17:30 – 17:40
Closing remarks including voting results from Eric Lambert

17:40 – 19:30
Drinks reception

It promises to be a thoroughly rewarding afternoon, and the BMA’s Council Chambers room is ideal for the Question time format.

Council Chambers
British Medical Association House
Tavistock Square
London, WC1H 9JP

The delegate fee is £750+VAT per person (free of charge for LGPS) and we can invoice you. I would be most grateful if you would reply at your earliest convenience as this event was oversubscribed last year. Please RSVP to my colleague Debbie Keogh at

Kind regards,

Neil Desmond

Publisher, LAPF Investments
Tel: 020 7353 9134



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